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Christ Speaks to Peter

15 So when they had eaten breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon, son of 2Jonah, do you love Me more than these?”

He said to Him, “Yes, Lord; You know that I 3love You.”

He said to him, l“Feed My lambs.”

16 He said to him again a second time, “Simon, son of 4Jonah, do you love Me?”

He said to Him, “Yes, Lord; You know that I 5love You.”

mHe said to him, “Tend My nsheep.”

17 He said to him the third time, “Simon, son of 6Jonah, do you 7love Me?” Peter was grieved because He said to him the third time, “Do you 7love Me?”

And he said to Him, “Lord, oYou know all things; You know that I 7love You.”

Jesus said to him, “Feed My sheep. 18 pMost assuredly, I say to you, when you were younger, you girded yourself and walked where you wished; but when you are old, you will stretch out your hands, and another will gird you and carry you where you do not wish.” 19 This He spoke, signifying qby what death he would glorify God. And when He had spoken this, He said to him, r“Follow Me.”

20 Then Peter, turning around, saw the disciple swhom Jesus loved following, twho also had leaned on His breast at the supper, and said, “Lord, who is the one who betrays You?” 21 Peter, seeing him, said to Jesus, “But Lord, what about this man?”

22 Jesus said to him, “If I 8will that he remain utill I come, what is that to you? You follow Me.”

23 Then this saying went out among the brethren that this disciple would not die. Yet Jesus did not say to him that he would not die, but, “If I will that he remain till I come, what is that to you?”


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The New King James Version is a total update of the 1611 King James Version, also known as the "Authorized Version." Every attempt has been made to maintain the beauty of the original version while updating the English grammar to contemporary style and usage. The result is much better "readability." It is noteworthy that the NKJV is one of the few modern translations still based on the "Western" or "Byzantine" manuscript tradition. This makes the New King James Version an invaluable aid to comparative English Bible study.


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